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Windows 7: Moving key folders to a new drive

27 Dec 2010   #1
Sirus804

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Moving key folders to a new drive

I recently got much help from this forum (thank you) about a driver issue I had. The best solution was to get a new HDD to reinstall windows. I got a new 1.5TB HDD and 16gb SSD. I installed Win 7 on the SSD and formatted the the new HDD. My main issue is the SSD is running out of memory abnormally quickly. I find myself running CCleaner every 30 mins... I don't know where the memory is coming from.... Windows takes up 12gb so that leaves me 4gb. I'd like to transfer any major folders like My Documents, etc so I can leave my drive at 12gb and everything else go on my completely empty 1.5tb drive. Suggestions? Thanks.


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27 Dec 2010   #2
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Sounds like you want to move the profile to another location?
Have a look through the tutorials section, in particular this one
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27 Dec 2010   #3
Sirus804

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I love how it's 4am and I can get a reply almost instantly on this forum.. I'll check out the tutorial, thank you.
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27 Dec 2010   #4
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Its 1am here. Cant sleep.
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27 Dec 2010   #5
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

If you don't use hibernation, get rid of the hibersys file. It uses a bunch of space.

I think the command is:

powercfg -H off

run it from an administrator prompt.

That's a teeny tiny drive for Windows. Good luck.
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27 Dec 2010   #6
Sirus804

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Wow... turning off hibernate cleared 3 gbs... thanks... I'm gonna read xarden's tutorial in the morning.. too drunk atm... xD
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27 Dec 2010   #7
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

System restore will eat up space as time goes by too. Running disk cleanup will trim it down but I think using that small a drive for windows will end up being a recurring headache.
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27 Dec 2010   #8
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

I would not recommend a small drive like 16gig for a boot drive in windows xp or 7. You are not going to be happy for long as it does boot fast but running out of space will always be a problem as windows insists on putting lots of files/logs on the C drive.
BTW, how much did you pay for the 16gig ssd and what kind is it?

Rich
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27 Dec 2010   #9
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
System restore will eat up space as time goes by too. Running disk cleanup will trim it down but I think using that small a drive for windows will end up being a recurring headache.
I agree - with a small SSD like yours, I would turn System Restore off. Of course, you now won't have the ability to roll back to a previous good restore point if you run into problems, but you can counter that by regularly using a free imaging application like Macrium Reflect.
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27 Dec 2010   #10
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sirus804 View Post
Wow... turning off hibernate cleared 3 gbs... thanks... I'm gonna read xarden's tutorial in the morning.. too drunk atm... xD
Brink's tutorial
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